COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard women's basketball standout Nicole Ballestero has signed a contract to begin her professional career overseas. Ballestero, the VU Athlete of the Year, Golden State Athletic Conference Player of the Year, WBCA Player of the Year and the NAIA Player of the Year will spend the 2014-15 season as a member of the Aabyhoj Basketball Club in Denmark.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard men's basketball has hired a new full-time lead assistant coach. Taylor Kelly, a former starter for the Lions, joins Soliday's staff after the departure of Brian "Boomer" Roberts to take the head coaching job at Trinity International University.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – Vanguard track and field has voted Josh Espinoza (SR/Glendale, AZ) and Ali Drennan (JR/Wheelers Hill, Australia) as its 2014 Athletes of the Year. Both athletes led their respective squads, competing at both the NAIA Indoor and Outdoor National Championships, and excelled at the important Golden State Athletic Conference Championship meet.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Vanguard athletics recently announced the hiring of highly revered and sought after coach, educator and administrator Doug Katona. Katona is responsible for strength and conditioning coaching and programming for all sports at Vanguard.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Vanguard volleyball is proud to announce that seven athletes will join its program in 2014. The versatile group includes a pair of outside/opposite hitters, two middle blockers, a couple of defensive specialists and a setter.
Luke McMurtrey of Small College Athletics (smallcollegeathletics.com) recently interviewed Vanguard University's Athletic Director, Bob Wilson, on the business of running an athletic department at the NAIA level. Check out what Bob had to say about what it takes to build and sustain a successful collegiate program!
CLEVELAND – It was a special year for Vanguard athletics, which put forth the finest combined effort in program history to finish 12th nationwide in the 2014 Learfield Sports Directors' Cup race.
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